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Could Egypt be the grave of Statism?

It’s not like Socialism has a monopoly on horrifying unintended consequences. In fact, human history teaches something far bleaker:  every formalized system of government we’ve created has been perfectly capable of facilitating mass murder, class warfare and repressive regimes.   – Justin Boland, “The Revelation of the Method(Skilluminati Research; Nov. 27, 2010)

Here is an excellent video by Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain Radio:

Powerful ideas for all lovers of personal and political freedom – Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Podcast Awards. Topics range from politics to philosophy to science to economics to relationships to atheism – and how to achieve real freedom in your life today. Passionate, articulate, funny and irreverent, Freedomain Radio shines a bold light on old topics, and invents a few new ones to boot!

I like what I’ve seen so far.  Have a look and enjoy!


Wake up and smell the Kefaya.

 

 

Hmm..   Check out this article over at Breitbart:

World food prices hit record high: UN agency

(Feb 3 08:14 AM US/Eastern)

World food prices reached their highest level ever recorded in January and are set to keep rising for months, the UN food agency said on Thursday, warning that the hardest-hit countries could face turmoil.Rising food prices have been cited among the driving forces behind recent popular revolts in north Africa, including the uprising in Egypt and the toppling of Tunisia’s long-time president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

And in its latest survey, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said its index which monitors monthly price changes for a variety of staples averaged 231 points in January — the highest level since records began in 1990.

 

Dylan Ratigan and Bill Fleckenstein put 2 and 2 together and show that high food prices are correlated with social unrest in the Arab world .. just so Bernanke and Co. can paper over  the GIGANTIC fraud perpetrated by the very large banks:

Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge had this to add:

For over a year now, Zero Hedge has been predicting that in its foolhardy attempt of “inflation or bust”, the Fed’s actions would sooner or later lead to mass rioting and possible revolutions as a result of surging and out of control food prices (which are just the peak of the alternative investment pyramid – yes, stunningly free money can go into other things besides stocks).

The problem is that these same people do not realize that to Bernanke (whom we have referred Genocide Ben for precisely this reason) there is no other alternative, and inflation must be achieved no matter how terrible the social cost, or the damage to the monetary system. Regardless, the actions in North Africa are just the start. Commodities will run up far higher, and discontent will sooner or later reach to Asia, and possibly to countries which have nuclear arsenals at their disposal. What happens then is anyone guess.

Oh and there is this fact, which Karl Denninger is good enough to remind us of:

The Egyptian Pound (EGP) has been pegged to the dollar on an effective basis since 2005.

Their compound inflation rate over the last three years is 45%.

That is, the cost of living has risen 45%.

Their per-capita GDP is 1/17th of ours, and hasn’t materially expanded during that time.

Our per-capita GDP is $47,000, which is quite close to median household income (right near $50k.)

Their per-capita GDP is $2,700 (both from the CIA World Factbook.)

Would you like to run the numbers on what a 45% increase in the CPI would do to someone living here with a $2,700 per-capita domestic output (which likely closely approximates household income there too)?

That person would starve…. and maybe riot, eh?

 

 


Howard Bloom’s take on the Egyptian Revolt.

No, I wouldn’t classify him as a ‘Modern Day Bourbon’.  Refreshingly HONEST.


Will Egypt’s Revolution be Sacrificed by Modern Day Bourbons?: Salim Mansur’s Moving Letter.

I am more convinced now, as I wasn’t when Paul Kennedy wrote about the rise and fall of great powers, that the West has gone over the tipping point in its terminal decline. That intelligent people, or people who claim to be intelligent, (I have in mind the talking heads in the U.S. media such as Chris Matthews or Fareed Zakaria) cannot make the difference between the sham of the Muslim Brotherhood talking about freedom and democracy and the generic thirst in man to be free. These are the people who have like the Bourbons learned nothing and forgotten nothing. They are glibly about to put the Lenins of our time into trains heading for Moscows of our time, they find nothing odd that they are pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to be taken into governing when everything needs to be done to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out even as one carefully negotiate the long historic transition of Arab societies from tribal autorcracy and military dictatorships to representative rule and constitutionally limited government.

http://ricochet.com/main-feed/A-Moving-Letter-from-Salim-Mansur

h/t: Instapundit

For a dose of GET REAL, have a listen to this lady:

 


Mahmoud Salem aka. “@Sandmonkey” on CNN: “It Was Like A Zombie Movie”

My discovery of “Sandmonkey” has dramatically refined and focused my position on the Egyptian Uprising and I urge everyone to take the time to learn more about him and read his posts, especially conservatives who see Mubarek as an ally first and thug autocrat second.  After reading his blog and now being able to listen to him I am now, more than ever, in the camp that sees Mubarek as a thug-socialist/autocrat that needs to be deposed.  Tonight, we had the treat of being able to learn his true identity, Mahmoud Salem, during an interview with Elliott Spitzer on CNN:

 

Update:  Here is an account of Mahmoud Salem’s encounter with Mubarek’s thugs by someone who was riding in the car with him:

Having a policeman say he wanted to kill me wasn’t my most frightening moment yesterday in Cairo. That came when police and civilians smashed our car windows — with the five of us inside it — jumped up and down on the roof, spat on us, pulled my hair, beat my friends and dragged us into a police van.

The five of us were lucky: We emerged from our confrontation with President Hosni Mubarak’s police and operatives alive and relatively healthy. Violence over the past 11 days, much of it in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, has killed as many as 300 people in Egypt, according to the United Nations.

But it was a day I never dreamed could occur in my native city. It happened not because I was a reporter, a Sudan-based contract journalist for Bloomberg News returning to Cairo for vacation. The friends giving me a ride downtown were just trying to take food and first-aid supplies to those injured the previous night in clashes with pro-Mubarak protesters.

(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-04/-you-will-be-lynched-egyptian-policeman-tells-reporters-first-person.html)

 


Anti-Masonry and the Thule Gesellschaft

Why the cosy relationship between leftists, Nazis and anti-semites and their war on Masonry? Here’s some background:

“It all started with the Thule Gesellschaft… founded by a Freemason and Eastern mystic named Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff. They met every Saturday in Munich’s Four Season’s Hotel to discuss things like runes (an old German alphabet), racial evolution, Nordic mythology and German nationalism. Registered under the name “Thule Gesellschaft” as a “literary-cultural society”, in order to fool the communist Red Army now controlling Munich, this group had originally been known as the Germanenorden, or the German Order of the Holy Grail (we shall see later exactly what the Holy Grail is). The Germanenorden had an impressive series of initiatory rituals, replete with knights in shining armor, wise kings, mystical bards and forest nymphs, including a Masonic-style program of secrecy, initiation and mutual cooperation. But they were not copying the ideological aspects of Freemasonry. What the Germanenorden became was, essentially, an anti-Masonry: a Masonic-style society dedicated to the eradication of Freemasonry itself. Their symbol was a long dagger on top of a swastika, and their beliefs had been influenced largely by the writings of Guido von List and Lanz von Liebenfels.”


The response of the Danish Lutherans to Hitler's 'Final Solution'

These past weeks I have been delving into the writings of Martin Luther – specifically his attitude toward Jews – and to what degree German Lutherans supported Adolph Hitler and the Nazis.  There is much to be said about this and, I regret to report, most of it is shameful to criminal.

There was, thankfully, a shining, brilliant and courageous exception:  The Danish Lutherans:

The failure of the “action” enraged Hitler and Himmler alike; Eichmann was dispatched to rectify the situation. The Germans started and extensive hunt for the hiding Jews. The whole Danish population was risking their lives to shelter and save their compatriots. On October 3, the Danish Lutheran bishops sent a letter to the German Officials, and the letter read in all churches stated:

We will never forget that the Lord Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, according to God’s promise to the Chosen People of Israel. Persecution of the Jews conflicts with the humanitarian conception of the love of neighbors and the message which Christ’s church set out to preach. Christ taught us that every man has a value in the eyes of God …Persecution conflicts with the judicial conscience existing in the Danish people, inherited through centuries of Danish culture. …We respect the right to religious freedom and to the performance of the divine worship according to the dictates of conscience.

Notwithstanding our separate religious beliefs we will fight to preserve for our brothers and sisters the same freedom we ourselves value more than life. The leaders of the Danish Church clearly comprehend the duties o law-abiding citizens, bound to maintain the right and to protest every violation of justice. It is evident that in this case we are obeying God rather than man.”

The response of the Danish population, and all the Danish institutions was unbelievable. The underground newspaper Free Denmark, wrote:

The persecution of the Jews has hit the Danes in the sorest point of their conception of justice;…. The episodes of the last two nights have to us become a part of Denmark’s fate, and if we desert the Jews in this hour of their misery, we desert our native country.

Pastor Ivar Lange, made a comment after reading the Bishop’s declaration: “Politics must not be discussed here, because it is punishable. In spite of this, I tell you that I would rather die with the Jews than live with the Nazis.” As a result of the timely warning and the help of the Danish people 8000 Jews temporarily escaped the Nazis and ding everywhere; in hospitals under assumed Christian names, in garages, in attics of friends of strangers, in Churches, and in the woods, but they were not out of danger. The Germans started a massive manhunt, they were patrolling the shore areas and all boats were ordered out of the water, with the exception of fishermen’s boats. The problem was how to get the Jews out of the country, to a safe haven in Sweden.

Photowalk - Kronborg Castle by Silas Dich.